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Korean Camps
 
There are over twenty summer camps for Korean adoptee children throughout the United States. The camps offer opportunities for children to learn about their heritage and issues related to adoption. Young people between the ages of four and eighteen participate in such activities as learning the language, dance, drama, Taekwondo, cooking and art. Some camps offer family retreats. At this time there is no national association.
  Midwestern Camps:
Hands Around the World (Illinois) (847) 367-7862
Iowans for International Adoption (641) 423-4224
Korean Culture Camp (Michigan) (810) 229-4111
Family for International Children Heritage Camp (Michigan) (616) 532-2937
 


Korean National Commission for UNESCO
Young adults between the ages of 18-27 are eligible to participate in the International Youth Camp (IYC), which is an annual project of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. “Over the years, IYC has enriched the lives of the nearly 3,100 young people worldwide who have been participants in the program. Through involvement in an interesting and challenging program of workshops, tours, projects and discussions on international issues, IYC participants have enjoyed opportunities for self-development, physical conditioning and intellectual stimulation. Living and working together, the participants have gained a better understanding of themselves, each other and the world around them.
  E-mail: iyc@unesco.or.kr
Address: Youth Unit, P.O. Box Central 64, Seoul, Korea
 


Youth for Understanding
korea society
The Youth for Understanding (YFU) is a non-profit educational organization, which offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester or year with a host family in another culture. The YFU program for Korea is a six week program that includes a home stay, school classes several days a week to learn language skills and make new friends and travel to historic sites and museums. “The highlight of your stay in South Korea will be the immersion in a culture and way of life both ancient and beautiful.” Learn more about the Korea program.
 

Website: www.yfu.org